TWOTOWN: A TWO LEVEL, LINEAR URBAN SETTLEMENT FOR THE PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF LIFE, LAND, ENERGY AND URBANITY

The study described assumes that dense settlements, wheeled motorised traffic and transport dependence on some form of fuel will continue to exist. As it is likely that fuel will be expensive, and only readily available to rich countries, more public transport will be necessary. A new town concept, with vertical traffic separation at two levels, in which energy can be saved by integrating public transport by a linear town and catchment area is described. A maximum width of 1 km with a maximum walking distance of 500 metres from the central traffic backbone is assumed. Functional zoning is substituted by a density zoning which allows a gradual transition from a low density of large family dwellings and nearby green areas to high densities in the central area with flats and a variety of cultural, social and commercial services, offices and perhaps some light industry. The model has been validated in a district of Malmo, southern Sweden. Results suggest that a useful expansion can be made using a number of twotown patterns surrounding the bus lines of expandable and non expandable form. Eventually the approach would be used for massive projected growth and expansion. (TRRL)

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    Athens Center for Ekistics

    P.O. Box 471
    Athens 13L,   Greece 
  • Authors:
    • Asplund, H
  • Publication Date: 1984-4-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 267-278
  • Serial:
    • Ekistics
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue Number: 306
    • Publisher: Athens Technological Organization
    • ISSN: 0013-2942

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM